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Legislation aims to smooth commission elections

THE Scottish Parliament has approved legislation that will help ensure next year’s Crofting Commission elections run smoothly.

Covering the election of commissioners – the regulatory body for crofting – the approved legislation covers who should be able to stand for election, absent and proxy votes, the maximum amount and process for election expenses, and the process of appointing a new commissioner, should a vacancy arise before 2022. Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity Fergus Ewing said: ‘Electing commissioners has helped give crofters a stronger say in how they are regulated.

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